Update on Portal Nominations, Edits, and Photo Submissions
We are currently working to upgrade Ingress’ Portal Network backend to the latest versions of Niantic Lightship and Wayfarer. This should improve consistency with how Ingress Portal nominations and edits work going forward.
Due to upgrades we are making to the backend, Portal nominations, and photo submissions and edits will be delayed for several weeks, and we are actively working to address this. Please note that you do not need to submit these nominations/edits/photos again. We will post an update here once this upgrade is complete.
Additionally, Wayfarer team will be updating how email notifications are delivered to Agents. In the past, when submitting a nomination, you received an Ingress email notification if it was eligible in Ingress, with a note of the possible Ingress rewards earned if also accepted in Ingress. This may have been confusing language since eligibility and acceptance into Ingress aren’t actually the same thing. Soon, the notification emails will come from Wayfarer directly, to confirm if your Wayspot nomination has been received and subsequently accepted by Niantic, but not specifically if it has been approved to go live in Ingress. This is to be absolutely clear that eligibility in Wayfarer and acceptance in Ingress are not equivalent. If the accepted nomination has been accepted by Ingress as a Portal, you should see your in-game rewards (Portal Key and AP) once the Portal goes live in your Scanner/Intel Map. We know many of you rely on the Ingress confirmation email to track your rewards so the Ingress Team is investigating how to bring this type of notification back.
In the meantime, you can view the status of your Portal nominations on your Wayfarer Nomination Management page here. For any questions regarding your Portal nominations, photos, edits, or invalid Portal reports, please go to the Wayfarer Community.
Thank you for your patience as we move to the latest versions of Niantic Lightship and Wayfarer.
— The Ingress Team